Tuesday, April 30, 2013
It's TUESDAY!! won't you come STAMP WITH ME??!!
I have four brand new cards to stamp today.  Oh, you see five in the photo? well one design has a choice of two colors.  Make one or both or several of each.  They are a great note card using the 3 1/2"x5" note cards.  This is one of the products that is on the retired list.  No worry, they are coming out with some new ones
Here are the details:
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
COST: $1.50 per card you make.
WHERE: Christi's Stamping Room
4845 Summergreen Ln
Hudsonville, MI

Cards inspired by Catherine Joy Stockley, Chat W (copied her layout but switched it up to make it a graduation card), and Cristina Findlay, The cute Oh Whale card was a sample from Leadership so I have no clue who made it.  

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Don't forget about the retired lists and my special deal just for you! 
Anyone who places an online order from now until May 30th, their name will go in a special drawing.  I have a gift for the winner from the NEW catalog, you don't want to miss out!!
Click HERE for the PDF of the retiring stamp list
Click HERE for the PDF of the retiring accessories list  

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Confirmation Cake

Monday, April 29, 2013
Yesterday my buddy, Lake, was confirmed in his faith in the Lord Jesus Christ at his church.  I am so blessed to have had 11 years of caring for him and his sister, Kelly, while Mom and Dad worked.  Now I am blessed to be asked to make his confirmation cake.  This photo was taken at our front door when the boys were little.  This photo hung on their wall all these years and now it is on his cake.
Lake's mom text me this photo so I wanted to share with you to show you what an amazing young man he has turned out to be.  You can see he really hasn't changed too much, he's still my Lake.

Now here is some good news for all of you cake makers and cake customers out there - I now am the proud owner of an Edible Image Printer!! I can now take orders for an edible image on your cake, and keep the price reasonable for you.  Cost is only $10.00 extra!!  WOOT WOOT!!!

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Sunday, April 28, 2013
I want to say a BIG THANK YOU to all of you who saw my blog or my Facebook page advertising the Craft Sale I was in yesterday.  Although it was not a highly attended craft sale (it was their first one plus it being a beautiful Spring day 'finally') I still enjoyed seeing several of you there.

Here's a different twist on the Red Hot Stampers Sketch Challenge...
This is the sketch we had to work with...
And instead of a card, here is one of the items I made for the craft sale yesterday AND for next Saturday's Craft Sale at the Georgetown United Methodist Church 2766 Baldwin St Jenison MI TIME: 9AM to 2PM.  This craft sale is held to help raise funds for the teens summer mission trip.
Come check us out if you live in our area.
Okay, so here is my take on the sketch...
These are the Extra Large Candy Bars all wrapped pretty for MOM!!
I used the retired stamp set MESSAGES FOR MOM and the ALL DRESSED UP FRAMELITS for the pretty dresses.  My friend Rachel was over for a "play day" when we came up with these.  At the time I didn't realize they would fit for today's Sketch Challenge.  SWEET! I love it when that happens!

Click HERE to see what the other gals came up with for this Sketch Challenge and then while you're at it, why not play along.

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HOPA Craft Sale

Saturday, April 27, 2013
What's a HOPA? Well, that stands for Hudsonville Orchestra Parents Association, and the craft sale that I will be at today is held for them to earn money for new uniforms.  Won't you come and check us out.  We don't normally do a Spring Craft Sale but my niece is a violinist in the HHS Orchestra so I thought I would join in and see how it goes.  This craft sale is actually featured as a Mother's Day Boutique.
Here are the details... Hudsonville High School, 5051 32nd Ave, Hudsonville, MI TIME: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Craft Sale is located in the gymnasium!  See you there!!

These cute little note books inspired by Linda Creech are just one item of MANY that will be for sale today at our booth.  Wouldn't this be a fun little gift for your mom, sister, daughter or that special friend this Mother's Day!!
This also features the LANGUAGE OF FRIENDSHIP stamp set that will be retiring as of June 3rd.  It matches perfectly with the BUILD A BIRD Punch and the BOHO BLOSSOMS Punch.

Thanks for stopping by! AND...if you come to see us at the craft sale make sure you mention that you saw this blog post and I will have a special treat for you.

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Friday, April 26, 2013
Last night we had a box making class!! What fun!!  These are the boxes that we made...
This first one might be considered more of a bag, but it is perfect for giving a little treat to a friend.

I made a Rosette using the Rosette Bigz Die to show the ladies how you can change it up.
This tutorial was found on Silvey's blog

This second box is a Flip Top Box, and came straight from Splitcoast Stampers.

 It's a little more labor intensive, but I have everything cut and scored for the ladies, and they all go home with an instruction sheet so they can make more on their own.  Very cool it looks like the shape of a crayon box, but I put some chocolates in there!!

Box #3 is one I have used many times over.  I wanted to have one of the boxes be a masculine theme so I pulled out my THE OPEN SEA stamp set.  Yeah! this one is NOT retiring - it is a perfect guy stamp.

Thank you to Linda B who was our hostess for this class.  If you would like to hostess a class here in my home or at yours then you, too, can earn FREE Stampin' Up! product just like Linda did.

Don't forget about the retired lists and my special deal just for you!
Click HERE for the PDF of the retiring stamp list
Click HERE for the PDF of the retiring accessories list

So here is my deal for you ...  Anyone who places an ON LINE order HERE your name will go in a drawing for a gift from me.  It will be something NEW from the NEW catalog when it comes out, so you don't want to miss out!  Order TODAY!!

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A Fine Feather Thank You!

Thursday, April 25, 2013
My Pal, Rachel, loaned me her FINE FEATHERS stamp set so I could make these two Thank You cards.  The first one is a standard 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" and the second one is a 3" x 3".  This is the size card I put in every ones bag when they place an order with me.  Inspiration for these two cards came from and Alexandra Grape (Germany)

I wanted to let you know that the FINE FEATHERS stamp set is NOT retiring, and neither is the SASSY SALUTATIONS, but the FRENCH FOLIAGE stamp set IS retiring.  (the script and the splash - it is one of my favorite sets - I will really miss using it for classes).  One more heads up... I used the COLOR SPRITZER TOOL on the first card to give it a spray of color and this sweet tool IS BEING RETIRED.  Make sure you check out the retired list, you don't want to miss out on a single thing.  There are also discounts on several items (up to 60%).

Click HERE for the PDF of the retiring stamp list
Click HERE for the PDF of the retiring accessories list 

Don't forget about my deal for you ...  Anyone who places an ON LINE order HERE your name will go in a drawing for a gift from me.  It will be something NEW from the NEW catalog when it comes out, so you don't want to miss out!  Order TODAY!!

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Get it While You Can!

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

It's out!!  The retiring lists, that is.  I am so ready to see some new things in the NEW catalog which goes live to you all on May 31st!! I can't wait to hold my very own copy in my hands. 

Before the new catalog comes out you can click on these links to see what is retiring from the current catalog.  Just remember - the accessories - they are a WHILE SUPPLIES LAST deal.  So if you have a favorite product that you want to stock up on,  NOW is the time to order before it is too late.

Click HERE for the PDF of the retiring stamp list
Click HERE for the PDF of the retiring accessories list

So here is my deal for you ...  Anyone who places an ON LINE order HERE your name will go in a drawing for a gift from me.  It will be something NEW from the NEW catalog when it comes out, so you don't want to miss out!  Order TODAY!!

Now to make this blog post just a little more fun and sweet, I am showing you a picture of my grand daughter, Gracie.  When we gave Julie her birthday gift, Gracie wanted to save the wrapping paper to make something for her mom, so after school we got to work.  I did the cutting and taping, but Gracie chose all the details.  Isn't she precious!!
 Here is a close up of the card Gracie designed. (her mommy loved it!)
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Come Stamp with Me + a Pretty Kit

Tuesday, April 23, 2013
So much going on at Stampin' Up! BUT first of all - today is COME STAMP WITH ME TUESDAY! I hope to see you here!  10:00am-7:00pm ONLY $1.50 per card that you choose to make.  Seems like a dreary day today and stamping always brightens your spirit.  Besides, I love the company!!
These are the cards I have set out for you to make
OK - now look at this cute kit

Get everything you need to make six cards for only $15.95 (item 133913)!**

The Dolled-Up Birthday kit includes the following:
  • Dolled-Up Birthday Photopolymer Stamp (1)
  • 8-1/2" x 5-1/2" Crumb Cake Cardstock (6 pieces)
  • 2" x 4-1/4" Very Vanilla Cardstock (6 pieces)
  • Very Vanilla Medium Envelopes (6)
  • Tea Lace Paper Doilies (6)
  • Dress Up die-cuts (6)*
  • Soft Suede Classic Stampin' Spot (1)
  • Vanilla 5/8" Flower Trim (6 pieces)
  • Sponge Dauber (1)
What a perfect gift to give or a beautiful card to use for yourself.

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Monday, April 22, 2013
I'm surrounded in CAKES!!! and loving it!
What do I like best?  Making pretty specialty cakes affordable to my friends and family.
This little "dolly" is  my 'Little Joey' who came to Auntie's Day Care when he was just a baby.  We ended up being next door neighbors for 11 years.  Whenever I would make a cake I would call Joey and he would come running.  He would sit on my table and ask me all kinds of questions... "what's the blue for?", "when are you going to use the red?" etc, etc, etc.  Evidently I didn't mind all the questions because I always called him when I got started. 
Now Joey is 13 years old and had his confirmation at church a week ago.  His mom requested this photo on his cake, one I had taken of him when he was 2 years old.  He is wearing his mom's glasses and uncle Dale's necktie. 
 This one was for a family from church celebrating their parents 50th Anniversary.  What an amazing testimony of faithful love.
This is the napkin they were using so I based the cake decorations off that.
 6 year old Easton got this WWE themed birthday cake for his party.  What a nice Grandma to buy his cake from me.  I think this makes cake number 4 for Easton.  I love repeat customers!
 When Grandma came to pick it up she had a WWE wrestler figure to put on top.  "He's just going to love this."
Well, that's what kept me busy the last two weeks beside cards, classes and consignment shop...WHEW (sigh)
Stay tuned... I've got more orders on the way

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Sunday, April 21, 2013
Here is another Red Hot Stamper Sketch Challenge for you all...
Crazy, but I couldn't settle on what I wanted to do with this one.
Here is my first try...
 And this is my second card using the same sketch challenge.
Which one do you like better?
Click HERE to see what the other Red Hot Stampers and Friends made with this sketch challenge

Guess what I got to do last night?  I had a webinar and preview of the NEW CATALOG coming out May 31st!!  I am sooooo excited - lots of great new product and stamp sets.  I can't wait to share them all with you. Stay tuned because the RETIRED LIST of stamps and product will be out on WEDNESDAY!! 

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Anne of Green Gables

Saturday, April 20, 2013
Last night was so much fun! I went to the Grand Rapids Civic Theatre and introduced Gracie to the beloved story of Anne of Green Gables.  She loved it and was able to tell Julie the fun parts when she got home.  Can't say that for other times when you ask her what she did at school, etc.  We usually get "I don't remember", but she was all excited to share the story with mom.
I tried to take her picture sitting there but it turned out too dark with my phone and my camera battery was DEAD...grrr. 

If you get a chance to go see it, you won't be disappointed.

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Cookie Monster

Friday, April 19, 2013
You probably have heard me mention that each Thursday I have a "play day" with my friends.  Rachel is such a blessing to me because she loves to pitch in and help me with any projects that I have going on.  I could never repay her for all she has helped me with, but our chat time is priceless too.  Yesterday Rachel made up these cute Cookie Monster treats for next week Saturday's (April 27th) Craft Sale.
I eat a ton of blueberries and blackberries, some raspberries too, and I had a hard time throwing out these containers so I washed them up, de-gunked them (is that a word?) from the sticky labels and put in a snack size cookie pack.  Rachel assembled Cookie Monster for me so all I needed to do when she left was to attach them to the box, price them, and box them up for the craft sale.

Thanks Rachel, your friendship is priceless!  You can check out Rachel's blog HERE

If you live in this area I would love to meet you at the craft sale.  Be sure to mention that you look at my blog and I will have something special there for you.

Details for the craft sale are...
WHEN: Saturday, April 27th,
TIME: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
WHERE: Hudsonville High School Gym
WHY: to help the Orchestra to purchase new uniforms

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Mother's Day Elegance

Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Less than one month until Mother's Day (May 12th this year) so if you are in need of a card to give to your mom and/or that special woman in your life who has been like a mom to you, then you can find this card at the USED TO BE NEW Consignment Shop in Hudsonvillle.  This card was inspired by Anne Schach. I changed it up just a bit but the concept was from her.  I used some retired Blushing Bride DSP to doll up the envelope.

Stamp Set: Apothecary Art, Non SU Mother's Day greeting stamp
Colors: Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake, Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz
Accessories: Flower Trim, Victoria Lace, Basic Pearls, Simply Scored with the Diagonal Plate, Distressing Tool, Butterfly Embosslit

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Come Stamp Wtih Me Tuesdays

Tuesday, April 16, 2013
I am SO excited!  Today is my open house/COME STAMP WITH ME TUESDAYS! And these are the cards that will be out for you to make.
If we run out of cards I always have more on hand!! First come first served!!
My stamp room is open for you from 10 am to 7 pm.
Cost: only $1.50 per card
Make as many or as few as you need/want
Can't wait to see you all!

Here's a shout out to the gals who inspired the cards for today
Lorri Heiling,  Mercedes Weber, Terry Blais and Glenda Calkins 

Now check this amazing new news...

From April 15 - May 30 if you have a $350 personal card making class with your friends you can earn $30 more in FREE product.  That transforms into $80 in FREE product! WOW! They are really doing a bang up job during their 25th Anniversary year.  What could be better than that? Oh, wait, there is one more thing... purchase the amazing Starter Kit and get $30 more product in your kit that you can choose completely what you want!  This  translates into $155.00 worth of product for ONLY $99 + tax.  Click HERE to purchase the Starter Kit. Then click on Join the Fun, and then Join Now

What happens after you buy the Starter Kit?! Well, that is all up to you. If you do not want to do anything else, that is perfectly fine, but if you want a fun side business, this is a perfect time to get started. In the mean time you have a TON of great Stampin' Up! product for a great price!

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Monday, April 15, 2013
This past week was a special week for me as I had a chance to spend a couple days with all three of my sisters.  The four of us have a lot of fun together, and this year was no exception.  In the past we have taken a weekend for the four sisters and our mom to spend away.  We have gone to Chicago, Wisconsin, Traverse City, and... but in recent years we have had to have our sister weekend here at home, many times due to cost, weddings, showers, etc.  We enjoyed planning and cooking meals for our parents, playing games, and watching funny shows (Gomer Pyle with our dad) and a cute movie (Mouse Hunt).  We can get pretty crazy when we get out together so when we stopped at a HOME GOODS store we just HAD to capture a funny picture.
Yes, I'm the one in the bird cage (left side)
When we get together we often times purchase something alike to commemorate our time together.  This year we found these Sister Rings
Oh, my, this picture really shows how old our hands are getting
Here is a closer picture of the ring.  On the inside is engraved "Sisters", and right on the box insert it says "There is no better friend than a sister".
Our lives have grown and changed in so many ways, but we always know that we have each other.  I was sad to say good-bye to my sis, Lynette, as she had to fly back to South Jersey, but Dale and I can look forward to a trip there in August to spend a week at there home.  And guess what? she is hooking me up with a stamping class to hold in her home.  Now what can I bring and what do I have to leave behind??!!  Oh the possibilities!!

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Sunday, April 14, 2013
Yes, I know, I didn't participate in the Red Hot Stampers Sketch Challenge last week.  Sorry about that.  I just could not wrap my head around that sketch
RHSSC83 April 7 
But I am at it again this week and this is the sketch we had to work with this week...
And this is my take on the sketch...'s a peek-a-boo card
I thought I would use some retiring colors for this sketch challenge... Regal Rose and Certainly Celery.  If you REALLY love these two colors you might want to order them NOW before they go on the retired list as once it hits the "list" it will be "while supplies last".
I used the Oval Framelits to cut the opening and to make the Certainly Celery "frame" around the opening.
Stamp Set used: Just Believe
I finished it off with the Flower Trim from the Spring Catalog.  I LOVE these little flowers.  They are soft so they don't add bulk, just dimension.  You can even change their color by using markers or ink and a dauber.  You can see I added a touch of Regal Rose to my Flower Trim using my marker.

Now click HERE to see what the other gals came up with for this sketch challenge and while you are at it...why not play along with us?!!!

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New Wood Mount Cases

Saturday, April 13, 2013
Oh Ladies you are going to be as excited as I am!! Stampin' Up! is coming out with a NEW stamp case for the wood block stamps that will store just like your clear stamp cases!! They are FABULOUS! and ... they will sell them separately so if you want, you can switch over your wood stamps to the new cases!! Oh, I can't wait to get my hands on them!
Click on this photo to check them out...
May 31st is the first day to start ordering from the new catalog - counting the days!!

And I KNOW there will be a ton of wonderful product to play with.  
This is the Stampin' Up! magazine that is exclusive to demonstrators.  This arrives in my mailbox every other month.  It is filled with fun tips and techniques, great ideas and inspirations.  This particular issue introduced us to the NEW In-Colors that you will get to meet May 31st when the NEW catalog goes live.  Also in this issue Your's Truly is featured in a comment I made when then asked "How do you keep in contact with your customers"
Well, I just had to share this with you because I have always told you that you all are the BEST and that I have met soooo very many wonderful ladies through my classes.  I just wanted to say a BIG THANK YOU to everyone who makes being a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator so much fun!
Now don't forget to sign up for classes for next week...  Just a reminder that these are the cards we will be making...

Cost: $12.00.
Prepay for your class by 7pm the night before class and get a little incentive gift the night of the class.  If you end up needing to cancel at the last minute I will make up your cards for you.  This way you never need to miss out.
Wednesday, April 17th, 10AM
Thursday, April 18th, 7PM
Saturday, April 19th, 10AM 

Thursday, April 25th, 7 PM
We will be making these three fun boxes you won't want to miss it!
Sign up and prepay by Wednesday April 24th and you will get a little incentive gift the night of the class. Cost is $12.00

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Come Stamp With Me!

Friday, April 12, 2013
Look who came to stamp with me during Spring Break week!
My niece Kelly and her two boys, Eli and Ben and her two nephews (mine too) Jack and Miles
This is just one of the cards that two of the boys chose to make.  I had a variety of colors to choose from.

 Ben chose to make one in Pear Pizzazz, and I am thrilled to announce that Pear Pizzazz is RETURNING as a core color in June!  When I showed Ben how to color the pearls with a Sharpie Marker he thought that was quite fun so his card had PLENTY of pearls on it.  I bet his Gram thought it was the most beautiful card she ever got!
This is another one of the cards that the boys made (cased from Julie Marshall)
I loved spending time with Kelly and the boys and I loved the big group hug I got when they were all done.  Kelly is a home-school mom so she never misses an opportunity to teach the boys so she brought along her stamps and her address book so once they left she brought them right to the post office to mail out their beautiful cards.

If you live in my area you can join me every Tuesday for COME STAMP WITH ME TUESDAY.
My stamp room is open from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM Cost: only $1.50 per card.  Make as many or as few as you want/need.  See you next Tuesday????

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Thursday, April 11, 2013
Today is our daughter, Julie's, birthday!  Julie is our first born child and I have always told her that when I was a little girl all I ever wanted to be was a mommy and have a little girl of my very own.  I am so grateful that we got our (only) little girl first.  Julie has grown into a beautiful, strong, loving woman.  She is the mommy to our two amazing grandchildren Tyler and Gracie.  She juggles a part time job with a LOT of responsibilities, school activities, church activities, sporting events like karate, baseball and ballet for the kids as well as the fact that she is a green belt in karate herself, testing for her green-with-white-stripe belt already next week. We are so extremely proud of her and love her like no other. 

Here she is with Tyler and Gracie last fall
And this is the card that we gave her for her birthday
Happy Birthday Julie, we love you more than words can say.

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